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Investment banking advisor loses suit claiming lost fee (access required)

Where an investment banking advisor claimed it lost a significant fee when another company purchased the target company, its tortious interference claim failed because the successful purchaser’s conduct was not the reason for the first failed deal. Background Jason Syversen ...

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Consultant awarded $1.9M for zoning approval services (access required)

Where a reasonable person would conclude a consultant was entitled to compensation after he fully performed under the parties’ contract, the court did not err in awarding damages using unjust enrichment principles. Background In connection with two undeveloped parcels of ...

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Tainted strawberry provider liable for hepatitis damages (access required)

Where the provider of strawberries responsible for a hepatitis A outbreak claimed indemnification from the purchaser of the strawberries, the provider’s claim was denied because the court already held it must indemnify the purchaser, the strawberries did not satisfy specifications ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction in stolen bee dispute (access required)

Where a Virginia-based beekeeper sued California-based defendants after its bees were allegedly stolen, but there were insufficient contacts between the California-based defendants and Virginia, they were dismissed from the suit. Background The facts giving rise to this cause of action ...

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Designer can be sued for allegedly overcharging (access required)

Where homeowners alleged their interior designer inflated expenses without their knowledge, and that they were forced to hire another design team and spend significant sums addressing her inability to complete the job, their breach of contract claim survived the motion ...

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Parties dispute if ‘cure period’ was satisfied (access required)

Where there were disputed issues of fact over whether a subcontractor hired to perform renovation work at Arlington National Cemetery was provided with a legitimate chance to remedy deficiencies during a three-day “cure period” required by the subcontract, summary judgment ...

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Liberty University students seek refunds due to COVID-19 (access required)

Where students at Liberty University sought a refund for fees and room and board for the spring 2020 semester, when Liberty closed the campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, their breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims survived Liberty’s motion ...

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Company’s suit not barred by statute of frauds (access required)

Where a security company alleged that the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, or LRHA, failed to pay for 24 surveillance cameras, LRHA’s statute of frauds argument was rejected because the complaint alleged part performance. Background This case is a contract ...

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